Sunday, June 16, 2013

Scene Research

Research can be developed from a familiar subject, with a feeling held throughout the story.

Reality for a reader includes research presented as something they can do or share in.  Reality is within the story, chapter, sections, scene, narrative and characters.

Research added to the main character gives clear purpose and reality.  This verifies the scene where the reader shares the experience in progress.  Characters must serve a purpose in placement, each being somewhat different one from the other.

Researched information can bring attention into scenes with the important action.  Story, chapters, sections and scenes can be ended earlier or later.

Research added to scenes directs your story in action forward.  Narrative for transitions balances getting from one scene to another.  All of the forward character motions in a narrative are not needed.  With some descriptive narrative, get to the next scene of showing.  Narrative can slow down a story also. 

Include dialogue, turning research into a reality scene of action and reaction.  Dialogue can speed up your story.

Increase the research results with excitement as the story builds to your climax.  Alternate intense scenes then use calmer scenes giving readers a rest time to think through.

Establish the order for which research events happen first, and research ending later.
A novel can show research from characters' perspectives; supporting the plot and sub-plot, still reflecting the characters actions and reactions. 

Research for plot and sub-plot with breaks between them; until they come together, becoming the great adventure or journey for your reader.

Index cards of section content within chapters can be laid out and arranged for your visual story map.  Keep notes writing down ideas to develop your story.

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